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Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch (RH& D)Railway

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 2009
Steam locomotive Northern Chief on the RH& D Railway passing
through Greatstone  towards  Romney  Sands  station, in February 2009

Greatstone is served by the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch  (RH& D) Railway with a station at Romney Sands at the Romney Sands holiday park.

The RH& D Railway opened to traffic in 1927 as a 15" gauge (third scale) fully working steam railway covering the eight miles from New Romney to Hythe.

In 1928 the railway was extended southwards from New Romney through Greatstone to Dungeness, but reduced to a single track in 1947.


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The war years took their toll, the line being requisitioned by the War Department -  they even created the only miniature armoured train in the world - and was used extensively during the building of PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean) which fuelled the Allied invasion force.

The railway now covers a distance of 13.5 miles from Hythe to Dungeness.

In 1928, in addition to the Romney Sands station, there was a Greatstone Dunes station which was located near to Dunes Road in Greatstone but this closed in 1964. (see Railway Stations at  Greatstone for more information).

Romney Sands Station

The station is just inside the main entrance to the Romney Sands holiday park, which is located in The Parade, Greatstone. (see Greatstone Map).

It is just a few minutes walk to Greatstone's village centre, its sandy beach and the sea.

Please click here for the train times at Romney Sands Station, together with full details of train times at all stations.

Further Information

For more information please visit the RH& D Railway website.

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Romney Sands Station
Romney Sands station

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 2009
  Steam locomotive  Typhoon  passing through
Greatstone  towards  New Romney  station

 
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